• Social Science

Effective Police Supervision Study Guide


Author: Larry S. Miller,Michael C. Braswell,Chris Rush
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351973738
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
View: 3818
Good police officers are often promoted to supervisory positions with little or none of the training it takes to be a good manager. An understanding of group behaviors and organizational dynamics is necessary to grasp the fundamentals of managing police officers. The Effective Police Supervision Study Guide coordinates with the core text used in many college-level classes and police departments to teach supervisory practices in criminal justice. This study guide prepares both students and professionals for academic or promotional exams, offering them an opportunity to fully review the material so that they are well-prepared for testing. This new edition, like the new edition of the textbook it accompanies, includes information on the following topics: police accountability, police involvement with news media, the challenges of dealing with social media, updates on legal considerations, and ways to avoid another controversy like Ferguson, Dallas, or Baltimore.

    • Political Science

Effective Police Supervision


Author: Harry W. More,Larry S. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522699
Category: Political Science
Page: 534
View: 4000
Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. It provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics, with a focus on effectiveness as well as proficiency, and on how a supervisor can help to create an effective organization. This book is also a vital tool in the preparation of police officers for promotional exams. This revised and updated edition includes new material throughout on police accountability, police involvement with news media, dealing with social media, and avoiding scandals. Each chapter includes important key terms and opens with a case study to illustrate important concepts.

    • Political Science

The Police Manager

8th Edition
Author: Egan K. Green,Ronald G. Lynch,Scott R. Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315472317
Category: Political Science
Page: 402
View: 3454
The Police Manager, 8th Edition, is a major update, with a completely fresh chapter on school resource officers, based on a new case study, and a new chapter on managing high-profile events. Every police agency today faces the possibility of controversy, and the need to train managers to deal appropriately with the media and the public continues to increase. Green, building on the foundation laid by Ronald Lynch in prior editions, gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work. This eighth edition is ideal for police management courses in U.S. undergraduate criminal justice programs, as well as for law enforcement practitioners preparing for promotional examinations. The text is also appropriate for broader criminal justice management courses.

    • Political Science

Path of the Hunter

Entering and Excelling in the Field of Criminal Investigation
Author: Larry F. Jetmore
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1932777407
Category: Political Science
Page: 186
View: 4532
A thorough guide to understanding how to get into the field of criminal investigations and what to do when you get there to be a world-class investigator Chapters include: The Legal Process: - Defining Criminal Investigation and positioning investigations in a democracy - issues related to arrest, detainment, search & seizure The Investigative Process: - Traits of a good investigator - securing & documenting a crime scene - processing fingerprints, blood, semen, & gunpowder residue - analyzing stab and incise wounds, strangulations and gunshot wounds Investigating Murder, Rape, Robbery, Burglary: - Locating, preserving and analyzing evidence of murder and rape - securing and evaluating robbery and burglary scenes - thoroughly documenting the crimes Understanding the Testing Process...on the road to becoming an Investigator: - Preparing for the written & oral tests - learning successful test-taking skills - appealing your test results.

    • Political Science

Police Management Examinations Preparation Guide

Lieutenant/Captain/Assistant Chief
Author: Larry F Jetmore, Ph.D., Capt. Hartford, CT (Retired)
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1889031631
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 2754
Loaded with the priceless insider tips and expert guidance you need to excel on management exams. Dr Larry Jetmore, one of the nation's leading promotional exam experts, teaches you key management concepts, theories and styles you must know: - how to nail the orals while making impressions that prove you're management material -study strategies for guaranteed retention - plus insight into the challenging Assessment Center segments.

    • Political Science

A REVIEW GUIDE FOR O'HARA'S FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

(8th Ed.)
Author: DeVere D. Woods
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088519
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
View: 9278
This review guide is designed to help students learn the information presented in O’Hara’s Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation. Gregory O’Hara’s study guide has been revised and restructured to complement the eighth edition of the text. For each chapter you will find a list of key terms and multiple-choice questions. It is recommended that students first carefully read the chapter noting important points and information, then review the key terms and return to the text to clarify any unfamiliar topics. When confident of your understanding of the key terms, proceed to the questions. Most questions are restatements of information in the chapter. Some, however, may require students to apply the chapter information to derive the correct answer. Test your understanding of the material by trying to answer the questions. Correct answers can be found in the back of the study guide. For questions you answered incorrectly, return to the text and review the appropriate information. Through this process of review and self-testing, students can increase their understanding of complexities of the criminal investigation process. This guide is an excellent companion volume to the bestselling textbook and will be useful to students who are reviewing the important elements of this discipline in other criminal justice texts.

    • Business & Economics

Effective Police Leadership

Moving Beyond Management
Author: Thomas E. Baker
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 160885020X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 8414
In this much-anticipated 3rd edition, Tom Baker expands on the revolutionary leadership insights that made his first editions so popular. This enhanced and expanded version explores even more strategies that help agencies, administrators and officers leverage crime data more efficiently and effectively. From explaining what a leader must be, do & know, to plans fro putting expert-level leadership skills to work immediately, Effective Police Leadership is gold for law enforcement leaders. Great leaders aren't born, they're made...and this book makes them!

    • Political Science

Supervision of Police Personnel


Author: Jeff Bernstein
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135044339
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
View: 4828
PREPARE FOR A TOP SCORE ON YOUR POLICE PROMOTIONAL EXAM Prentice Hall, the leading criminal justice publisher, and Jeff Bernstein, noted police promotional exam consultant and trainer, have teamed up to bring you the first official Test Prep Guides to accompany Prentice Hall's best-selling police supervision and administration titles.

    • Law

Common Sense Police Supervision

Practical Tips for the First-Line Leader (6th Ed.)
Author: Gerald W. Garner
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398092303
Category: Law
Page: 362
View: 6373
Revised, updated, and expanded, this practical hands-on book is packed full of step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for carrying out a multitude of leadership tasks and responsibilities focused on a changing work force that serves an equally changing and complex society. While emphasizing the real value of common sense in good leadership practices, the author furnishes the aspiring novice or veteran police supervisor with specific advice on how to train, counsel, inspect, discipline, and assess the performance of his or her subordinates. He strives to help the supervisor with the vital obligations of being a planner, a problem resolution officer, and effective communicator within as well as outside the law enforcement organization. Major topics include: (1) what supervision means and what you need to know; (2) supervisory ethics, professional responsibilities as a teacher, inspector, advocate, and role model; (3) the key qualities of true leadership; (4) the vital job as an evaluator of employee performance, discipline in the correction process, oral and written communication skills; (5) the skills needed when dealing with the news media; (6) assistance in planning a career as a first-line leader in supervision; (7) the skills necessary for effective counseling; (8) managing external and internal complaints; (9) an effective role in community policing and customer service; and (10) effective leadership of different generations. Each chapter concludes with a brief “Points to Remember” that provides a quickly-read and easily remembered checklist of the chapter’s salient points. The sixth edition furnishes many more practical, helpful, and real-life examples pertaining to leadership issues. It offers a realistic approach to the challenging task of providing strong, effective leadership to front-line employees in a dynamic, demanding profession.

    • Social Science

Legal Guide for Police

Constitutional Issues
Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Craig Hemmens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317533100
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 7806
Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies. Including specific case examples, this revised edition provides the most current information for students and law enforcement professionals needing to develop a modern understanding of the law. Authors Walker and Hemmens have added introductory and summary chapters to this edition, which aid readers in understanding the context, importance, and applicability of the case law. All chapters have been updated to reflect U.S. Supreme Court decisions up to and including the 2013 term of court. Among the important new cases covered are: Bailey v. United States (2013), Berghuis v. Thompkins (2010), Kentucky v. King (2010), Maryland v. King (2013), and Michigan v. Bryant (2011). A helpful Appendix contains the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, and a Table of Cases lists every case referenced in the text.

    • Self-Help

The 10 Principles of Great Leadership


Author: Blaine Locklair
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304546489
Category: Self-Help
Page: 100
View: 8157
Leadership is the most important part of an organization's success. As a leader, your ability to influence others is the key to getting things done. The 10 Principles of Great Leadership is designed to help you maximize your leadership with the employees you lead, and will strengthen the relationships with those around you. Topics include: * Leadership without title-how to lead others without a leadership title * Empathy and how to see things from the point of view of others * Influence and how to get those you lead to follow you * Values and how they impact the decisions people make * Generationalism and how it impacts employees * Motivating employees to get the job done to the best of their abilities * Affability and how to be liked and respected by others * Trust and how it impacts your ability to lead * Accountability and how to correct bad behaviors by employees * Retention and how you can help keep great employees

    • Social Science

Police Work and Identity

A South African Ethnography
Author: Andrew Faull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315309831
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 1296
This is a book about the men and women who police contemporary South Africa. Drawing on rich, original ethnographical data, it considers how officers make sense of their jobs and how they find meaning in their duties. It demonstrates that the dynamics that lead to police abuses and scandals in transitional and neo-liberalising regimes such as South Africa can be traced to the day-to-day experiences and ambitions of the average police officer. It is about the stories they tell themselves about themselves and their social worlds, and how these shape the order they produce through their work. By focusing on police officers, this book positions the individual in primacy over the organisation, asking what policing looks like when motivated by the pursuit of ontological security in precarious contexts. It acknowledges but downplays the importance of police culture in determining officers’ attitudes and behaviour, and reminds readers that most officers’ lives are entangled in, and shaped by a range of social, political and cultural forces. It suggests that a job in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is primarily just that: a job. Most officers join the organisation after other dreams have slipped beyond reach, their presence in the Service being almost accidental. But once employed, they re-write their self-narratives and enact carefully choreographed performances to ease managerial and public pressure, and to rationalize their coercive practices. In an era where ‘evidence’ and ‘what works’ reigns supreme, and where ‘cop culture’ is often deemed a primary socializing force, this book emphasises how officers’ personal histories, ambitions, and vulnerabilities remain central to how policing unfolds on the street.

    • Social Science

Police Administration


Author: Gary W Cordner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1455731196
Category: Social Science
Page: 566
View: 1523
Police Administration provides a thorough overview of what police supervisors and administrators need to know. The text examines police administration from four distinct perspectives: a systems perspective (the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and promising approaches to increasing police agency effectiveness). In addition to detailed coverage of management functions and organizational principles, the book emphasizes diversity principles and developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media and social media, cyber-crime, terrorism, and homeland security. The eighth edition includes analysis of timely matters such as technology, the police intelligence function, information sharing, interagency cooperation, and more. Each chapter is enhanced with learning objectives, discussion questions, and feature boxes. Six case studies with discussion questions provide opportunities for the reader to review real-world situations.

    • Social Science

Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing


Author: Helene Oppen Gundhus,Kira Vrist Rønn,Nick Fyfe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351864505
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
View: 7465
The core baseline of Intelligence-led Policing is the aim of increasing efficiency and quality of police work, with a focus on crime analysis and intelligence methods as tools for informed and objective decisions both when conducting targeted, specialized operations and when setting strategic priorities. This book critically addresses the proliferation of intelligence logics within policing from a wide array of scholarly perspectives. It considers questions such as: How are precautionary logics becoming increasingly central in the dominant policing strategies? What kind of challenges will this move entail? What does the criminalization of preparatory acts mean for previous distinctions between crime prevention and crime detection? What are the predominant rationales behind the proactive use of covert cohesive measures in order to prevent attacks on national security? How are new technological measures, increased private partnerships and international cooperation challenging the core nature of police services as the main providers of public safety and security? This book offers new insights by exploring dilemmas, legal issues and questions raised by the use of new policing methods and the blurred and confrontational lines that can be observed between prevention, intelligence and investigation in police work.

    • Law

Policing in America


Author: Larry K. Gaines,Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0323321453
Category: Law
Page: 676
View: 9147
In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical concerns such as personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability, and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is also addressed, as well as globalization, terrorism, and homeland security. This new edition not only offers updated research and examples, it also incorporates more ways for the reader to connect to the content through learning objectives, discussion questions, and "Myths and Realities of Policing" boxes. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of important issues. With completely revised and updated chapters, Policing in America, Eighth Edition provides an up-to-date examination of what to expect as a police officer in America. In full color, including photographs and illustrations Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and review questions in every chapter help to reinforce key concepts Updated figures and “Myths and Realities of Policing boxes provide important context Includes all-new content, such as further coverage of violent crime reduction programs, gangs, and drug use Access to student and instructor ancillaries, including Self-Assessments, Case Studies, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

    • Political Science

Debt Relief Initiatives

Policy Design and Outcomes
Author: Marco Arnone,Andrea F. Presbitero
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754677420
Category: Political Science
Page: 271
View: 6764
Arnone and Presbitero analyze the design and the implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, by pointing out its main drawbacks and suggesting a different approach to debt sustainability and debt relief programs. The international community bears large costs to finance debt relief programs, so an efficient use of these resources should require a careful cost-benefit analysis.

The Law of Policing

Federal Constitutional Principles
Author: Randall Means
Publisher: LRIS Publications
ISBN: 9781880607282
Category:
Page: 244
View: 7420

    • Social Science

Forensic Mental Health

Framing Integrated Solutions
Author: Michele P. Bratina
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317388259
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
View: 3557
Forensic Mental Health: Framing Integrated Solutions describes a criminal justice–mental health nexus that touches every population—juvenile and adult male and female offenders, probationers and parolees, the aging adult prison population, and victims of crime. In the United States today, the criminal justice system functions as a mental health provider, but at great cost to society. The author summarizes the historical roots of this crisis and provides an overview of mental illness and symptoms, using graphics to illustrate the most prevalent disorders encountered by police and other first responders. Bratina demonstrates in detail how the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) supports integration of the U.S. healthcare and justice systems to offer more positive outcomes for offenders with mental illness. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach, addressing social work, psychology, counseling, and special education, and covers developments such as case-law related to the right to treatment and trauma-informed care. Designed for advanced undergraduates, this text also serves as a training resource for practitioners working with the many affected justice-involved individuals with mental illness, including juveniles, veterans, and substance abusers.

    • Political Science

Effective Supervisory Practices

Better Results Through Teamwork
Author: Michelle Poche Flaherty
Publisher: International City/County Management Association(ICMA)
ISBN: 9780873267748
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
View: 4039
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-305) and index.

Contemporary Research on Police Organizations


Author: George W. Burruss,Matthew J. Giblin,Joseph A. Schafer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138494022
Category:
Page: 104
View: 5852
Much research on policing focuses on individual officer decision making in the field, but officers are positioned within organizations. Organizational characteristics, including structures, policies, management, training, culture, traditions, and the environmental context affect individual officer behavior and attitudes. Recent high-profile controversies surrounding policing have generated interest in examining what factors may have led to current crises. In this book, contributors discuss how police department priorities are made; how departments respond to sexual assault complaints; how forensic scientists deal with job stress and satisfaction; how police use gun crime incident reviews for problem solving and information sharing; how police officers view the use of body-worn cameras given their perceptions of organizational justice; and how officers view their work culture. The purpose of this book is to give policy makers and scholars some guidance on the interplay between the individual and the organization. By understanding this dynamic, police administrators should be able to better devise reform efforts. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Crime and Justice.